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Holiday dining in Greater Williamsburg: What’s open for Christmas?

Christmas dinner on a white plate. (Courtesy Petr Kratochvil)
Christmas dinner on a white plate. (File photo/Petr Kratochvil)

As the holiday season reaches a fever pitch, many families in Greater Williamsburg will be looking to dine on Christmas ham and turkey at someone else’s supper table.

Here’s a list of restaurants in Williamsburg, and James City and York counties open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day — with one notable exception. Many of the restaurants ask patrons to call ahead or make a reservation before dining.

What’s on the menu? Some restaurants will be selling Christmas dinners alongside regular offerings, but others are sticking to a limited menu for the holiday.

At the The Whaling Company, diners can enjoy a reservation-only limited-menu meal. Each meal starts off with bread, butter and salad before making a choice between an 8 ounce beef fillet, salmon, baked or pan fried flounder, or a Whaling Company platter of cod, shrimp, scallops and crab meat. Every meal comes with a non-alcoholic beverage, a side of fresh broccoli and rice, redskins, or french fries.

Do you know of a restaurant open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Email before Dec. 24.

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